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    Default solo s2 question?

    Hey everyone! I just bought a solo s2 for my daily driver beater honda and was wondering is there any difference in range/sensitivity if I use batteries instead of the power cord?? I thought I read somewhere that the solo s2 would preform equally with either! I would have just went with another X50 because I love the one I have but I just couldn't pass up the s2 cause I got such a great deal on it!!

    Do you have one and do you like it!

    Thanks in advance

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    Default Plug It In

    The only thing that changes if you plug in the S2 is that you don't need to replace the batteries. Will not increase performance
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    Default Re: Plug It In

    Quote Originally Posted by RadarRoy
    The only thing that changes if you plug in the S2 is that you don't need to replace the batteries. Will not increase performance
    Thank you Sir!!

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    I've been using a S2 since begining of July, 4 months now, and so far so good... my very first (and last so far) laser experience it's in details in the "Real experiences" section... because of the place I live in I am forced to use it with baterries only, all 4 rechargeable, 2 in the RD and 2 as a spare ones, when I get home I just recharge them for about 12 hrs, no big deal...
    I bought it from a BestBuy store in Billings, MT and paid US$318 (no sales tax in MT), brand-new, how much did you pay for it?
    Enjoy it and drive safely :wink:

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    I think the led stays lit up if you use a cord if that matters to you.

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    LED will light up on an alert

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    I think the led stays lit up if you use a cord if that matters to you
    Correct, forgot that one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sethy
    LED will light up on an alert
    I meant it stays lit all the time when pluged in....back lighting....

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    Appreciate the info guy's! One other question, the detector has a feature called auto power (auto power on turns the solo s2 on and off automatically) (auto power off turns the solo s2 on and off manually) according to the manual. Will I get different performance if I switch from one setting too another?? I'm really not sure if the enabling the auto power feature will put the unit on standby delaying the response ( does anybody know)?

    Thanks!!

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    Here is from escort's site......

    Does the Solo S2 perform any differently with its optional power cord?


    There is no increase in range or sensitivity when the Solo S2 is used with the optional power cord. The S2 has a built-in power converter, so whether you use batteries or the 12-volt optional power cord the S2 still operates internally on 3 volts. If you use the S2 with its optional cord, the power-on indicator will not blink as it does to maximize battery life when running on battery power. In battery mode the S2 display turns off automatically to maximize battery life, but when using the optional power cord the S2 display stays on showing your choice of several pilot options described in the owner's manual.

    Please note: Unlike our cord-only detectors, using the Solo S2 with its optional power cord does not mean that it will switch on and off automatically with your vehicle. While the S2 will shut off automatically when the cord loses power, it always needs to be switched on manually with its power button.


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